Marvin Vettori

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Marvin Vettori
Born (1993-09-20) September 20, 1993 (age 26)[1]
Trento, Italy
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofMezzocorona, Trentino, Italy
TeamStabile Fight Team (Italy)
Jackson-Wink MMA (US)[2]
Teacher(s)Filippo Stabile (BJJ)[3]
Rafael Cordeiro (striking)[4]
Corey Beasley (S&C)[4]
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Filippo Stabile[3]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission8
By decision4
By decision4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marvin Vettori (born September 20, 1993) is an Italian mixed martial artist. He is a former Venator Fighting Championship welterweight champion and he is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in the Middleweight division.[3]


Vettori was born in Trento, Italy. He was into martial arts when he was young where was inspired to train MMA after watching fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's fights at PRIDE on TV when he was sixteen.[3][5]

When he started out training MMA in Italy, Vettori went to six different gyms to get all the skills and training he needed, as in Italy, at that time, the sport was still growing and a proper MMA gym was hard to find. He moved to London for two years to train MMA and later moved to United States to train at Kings MMA.[6]

Vettori trains six days per week and his typical training day would split into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening. He starts out his training at 10am to train on his striking technique with his coach, Rafael Cordeiro, for an hour, follow by wrestling drills and cage work with the help of Mark Muñoz. The second session would be in the evening to work on either the conditioning or BJJ training which usually would end at 10pm.[4][3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Vettori fought in the European circuit and amassed a record of 10-2 prior joining the UFC.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Vettori made his UFC debut on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202 against Alberto Emilliano Pereira.[8] He tapped out Prereira via guillotine choke in round one.[9]

Vettori next faced Antônio Carlos Júnior at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016.[10] Both Vettori and Carlos Júnior committed eyepokes and received a warning each from the referee but no point was deducted. The fight lasted three rounds and Vettori lost via unanimous decision, with 29-28 scores across the board.[11]

Vettori faced Vitor Miranda on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee.[12] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Vettori faced Omari Akhmedov on December 30 at UFC 219.[14] The back-and-forth fight ended in a majority draw.[15]

Vettori's next fight was scheduled on April 14, 2018 against Israel Adesanya at UFC on Fox 29.[16] He lost the fight via split decision.[17]

On April 23, 2019, it was reported that Vettori was suspended for 6 months for tested positive for ostarine, from contaminated dietary supplement, from an out-of-competition test conducted on August 24, 2018. He became eligible to fight again on February 24, 2019.[18]

Vettori faced Cezar Ferreira on July 13, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 155.[19] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

After the fight with Ferreira, Vettori signed a new contract with the UFC and is scheduled to face Andrew Sanchez on September 14, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 16, replacing injured David Branch.[21][22] However, it was reported that Sanchez was forced to pull from the event due to an eye infection, resulting the cancellation of the bout.[23] In turn, the pairing was left intact and eventually took place a month later at UFC on ESPN+ 19.[24] Vettori won the fight via unanimous decision.[25]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Venator Fighting Championship
    • Won the Venator Fighting Championship weltherweight title (One time) vs. Daniele Scatizzi[26]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 14 wins 4 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 8 0
By decision 4 4
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–4–1 Andrew Sanchez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson October 12, 2019 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 13–4–1 Cezar Ferreira Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 12–4–1 Israel Adesanya Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje April 14, 2018 3 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Draw 12–3–1 Omari Akhmedov Draw (majority) UFC 219 December 30, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–3 Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee June 25, 2017 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 11–3 Antônio Carlos Júnior Decision (unanimous) UFC 207 December 30, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Alberto Uda Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 202 August 20, 2016 1 4:30 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Igor Araújo Submission (guillotine choke) Venator FC 3 May 21, 2016 1 4:30 Milan, Italy Middleweight debut.
Win 9–2 Jack Mason KO (knee and punches) Venator FC 2 December 12, 2015 1 1:46 Rimini, Italy Originally for the Venator Welterweight Championship; Vettori missed weight.
Win 8–2 Daniele Scatizzi Decision (unanimous) Venator FC 1 May 30, 2015 3 5:00 Bologna, Italy Won the Venator FC Welterweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Giorgio Pietrini Submission (guillotine choke) Venator FC: Guerrieri Italiani Semifinals March 29, 2015 1 2:18 Bologna, Italy
Win 6–2 Anderson da Silva Santos TKO (punches and elbows) Venator FC: Guerrieri Italiani Quarterfinals January 25, 2015 1 1:07 Bologna, Italy
Loss 5–2 Bill Beaumont Decision (unanimous) UCMMA 40 September 6, 2014 3 5:00 London, England For the vacant UCMMA Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Giorgio Pietrini Submission (toe-hold) Impera FC 3 June 13, 2014 1 3:14 Rome, Italy
Win 4–1 Radovan Uskrt Submission (triangle choke) European MMA League 1 February 8, 2014 1 1:49 Zagreb, Croatia
Win 3–1 Luca Ronchetti Submission (rear-naked choke) Impera FC 2 December 14, 2013 1 4;07 Rome, Italy
Win 2–1 Matt Robinson Submission (rear-naked choke) UCMMA 37 November 30, 2013 1 3:30 London, England
Win 1–1 Tom Richards Submission (rear-naked choke) UCMMA 35 August 3, 2013 1 1:31 London, England
Loss 0–1 Alessandro Grandis Decision (unanimous) New Generation Tournament 6 July 21, 2012 2 5:00 Seveso, Italy


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Marvin Vettori | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  2. ^ "UFC signs a Venator champ and a Jackson-Wink prospect". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Marvin Vettori - Official UFC Profile". Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "My typical day during my preparation in USA | Marvin Vettori". Marvin Vettori. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  5. ^ "Who I am | Marvin Vettori". Marvin Vettori. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  6. ^ James Lynch (2016-12-17), UFC 207's Marvin Vettori "I see me finishing Antonio Carlos Jr. by 1st round knockout", retrieved 2017-06-20
  7. ^ "Marvin Vettori MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography –". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  8. ^ "Brazil's Alberto Uda meets Italian newcomer Marvin Vettori in welterweight bout at UFC 202". MMAjunkie. 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  9. ^ "Alberto Uda vs Marvin Vettori UFC 202 Full Fight MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  10. ^ "Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC 207". MMA Forums. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  11. ^ "UFC 207 results: Antonio Carlos Junior edges Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision in foul-filled fight". MMAjunkie. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  12. ^ "Report: UFC Fight Night 112 gets Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori". MMAjunkie. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 112 results: Marvin Vettori bloodies Vitor Miranda, wins unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA. "Middleweight clash tussen Omari Akhmedov en Marvin Vettori op UFC 219". Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-12-30). "UFC 219 results: Marvin Vettori, Omari Akhmedov slug their way to majority draw". Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  16. ^ "Top prospect Israel Adesanya returns against Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  17. ^ "UFC on FOX 29 results: Israel Adesanya stays unbeaten despite late charge from Marvin Vettori". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-15. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  18. ^ "Nicco Montano, Sean O'Malley Among Four Fighters Suspended by USADA for Ostarine". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  19. ^ Jay Pettry. "UFC returns to Sacramento in July". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  20. ^ "UFC Sacramento: Marvin Vettori damages, outworks Cezar Ferreira". FanSided. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  21. ^ DNA, MMA. "David Branch haakt geblesseerd af voor gevecht tegen Andrew Sanchez tijdens UFC Vancouver". Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  22. ^ Cole Shelton (August 1, 2019). "Marvin Vettori Discusses Short Notice Fight Against Andrew Sanchez".
  23. ^ "Andrew Sanchez vs. Marvin Vettori pulled from UFC on ESPN+ 16 due to illness". MMA Junkie. 2019-09-11. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  24. ^ Farah Hannoun (2019-09-12). "Andrew Sanchez: Eye infection forced me off UFC Vancouver; Marvin Vettori fight rebooked". Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  25. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-10-12). "UFC Tampa Results: Marvin Vettori Wins Grudge Match Against Andrew Sanchez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  26. ^ "Marvin Vettori vs Daniele Scatizzi Fight Result Venator FC – Guerri..." Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  27. ^ "Marvin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-12.

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